A look at developments in Criminal Law in North Carolina
Friday, November 18, 2011
Jury Sentences Danny Hembree to Death
Today, a Gaston County jury sentences Danny Hembree to death for killing a teenager.
Hembree was on a crack binge during the incident and had a long history of childhood physical and sexual abuse. His attorney argued that these facts mitigated the case in favor of a life sentence, but the jury was unswayed.
Mr. Hembree will be transferred to death row at Central Prison.